Via Garessio, 13 – 18100 Imperia
tel +39 0183295762
In August, open from 10.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Last half hour prior to closing time
Full price: € 5.00
Reduced price: € 2.50 (children from 6 to 18 years old, students, adults over 65 , groups of over 10 people and school groups)
Family: € 10.00 (parents and children 6/14 years old)
Free Entry for children under 6, handicapped with guide, tour guides and accompanying teachers, law enforcement and military, authorized journalists with ID, university professors , directors of Museum, ministries or agencies responsible for the protection of archaeological, artistic and historical
Audioguide (Italian , English , German and French): € 3.00
During the period of the olive harvest (from December to March) you can also see in operation the modern mill for the production of Extra Virgin Olive Oil D.O.P. Riviera Ligure Riviera.
The tours of the plant are reserved for individual visitors and follow set times while groups should book as early as possible.
The tour of the plant are not permitted for safety reasons school.
The Olive Tree Museum was born by exhibition of the collections gathered during decades by the family Carli, the founder in 1911 of the oil industry Fratelli Carli. The museum exhibition is housed in an Art Nouveau building built during the Twenties as the seat of Fratelli Carli and still surrounded by the olive oil plant. In the building of the Museum they are housed the warehouses of the museum and specialized library, available by reservation, dedicated to the olive and olive oil.
A building front, smaller, home to the convention hall, conference and screenings.
The Museum has received numerous awards, including the “Special Mention of the European Museum of the Year Award”.
The Museum is located in one of the most important olive-growing areas of the Mediterranean, the Italian Riviera, located on the northern edge of the olive growing region. Currently olive trees cover the area of the Riviera di Ponente from the coast up to the inland valleys and the maximum tolerable altitudes from the plant, literally occupying every corner and every meter even on steep slopes thanks to the typical “bands” terraced, narrow strips of land contained and supported by dry stone walls.